People called into the radio interviews with horror stories about how the economic recession, stock market crash 2008 was ruining their plans to retire, downsizing, layoffs, growing unemployment of people my age no matter how much education, experience or skills they possessed.
I began thinking people were in such economic distress that we would be have to make our garments from the throw away bags.
Playing in my studio I taught myself a way to melt layers of bags together creating my own "material."
|Land and Sea # 1|
|Land and Sea # 2|
This dress is inspired by a 'Mandarin Wind,' a tropical hibiscus plant I bought for myself in Savannah to make me feel happy. The bright, red orange hues provided me with a joyful feeling while I explored making small samples for graduate classes I was taking at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Hula inspired by grass skirts and leis begs to be put into a dancing motion.
Meat Dress was designed by Franc Fernandez's
Using clothing as a metaphor for shared as well as personal concerns,
Come see Hula and Gaga dancing on live models at the VIP evening party. Mandarin Wind and both Land and Sea Dresses will be part of a display in VIP lounge along with work from Fiber Design students.
I am looking forward to the show and talking with you about my collection.